This question, from a member of our Hair Restoration Social Community and Discussion Forums, was answered by Coalition hair transplant surgeon Dr. Glenn Charles:
I’ve recently become worried about my hair loss and I’m wondering if there is a way to measure dihydrotestosterone (DHT) levels in the blood? I know these types of tests are possible for measuring regular testosterone, but I didn’t know if it would work for DHT?
Yes, you can measure a hair loss patient’s DHT (the hormone directly responsible for genetic balding) levels. The two most common methods of measuring DHT , as well as many other hormone levels, is through a blood draw or a saliva panal. In my experience, saliva panals are more accurate in determining a patient’s available hormone levels (including DHT and Testosterone).
Glenn M. Charles, D.O.
Blake – aka Future_HT_Doc
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